in·jus·tice n
1: absence of justice: violation of what is considered right and just or of the rights of another
2: an unjust act

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abuse, bias, denial of justice, encroachment, error of the court, fault of the court, favoritism, illegality, imposition, improbity, inequality, inequitable action, inequity, infringement, iniquity, iniuria, iniustitia, maltreatment, miscarriage of justice, mistake of the court, offense, omission of a court, oppression, partiality, partisanship, persecution, prejudice, transgression, tyranny, unfair action, unfairness, unjust action, unlawfulness, unrighteousness, violation of right, wrong, wrong verdict, wrongdoing foreign phrases:
- Fictio legis inique operatur alicui damnum vel injuriam. — Fiction of law is wrongful if it works loss or harm to any one.
- Lex nemini operatur iniquum, nemini faclt injuriam. — The law never works an injury, or does a wrong.
II index corruption, disservice, error, grievance, ground, inequality, inequity, infringement, mischief, misdeed, misdoing, misjudgment, nepotism, oppression, partiality, prejudice (injury), wrong

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An absence of fairness; an unfair occurrence; a mistake made by a court that results in unfair and unjust treatment.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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